Exploring the San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Before going to any destination for the first time, I make a short-list of things I'd like to do and attractions I need to see. Usually when away on a press/business trip, there isn't ample time to explore aimlessly, yet I'm pretty resourceful when it comes to squeezing in the time to see the highlights and take in the area. So, imagine my excitement when I learned that while in San Antonio, I'd be staying right ... read more

Things to See and Do in Louisville Kentucky

Things to see and do in Louisville Kentucky

We recently visited Louisville Kentucky for the first time, a trip planned for a cheerleading competition for my oldest daughter. I have to admit that when I first learned about the trip, many months prior, I wasn't all that excited about going. I mean, when I think about my must-see bucket list of US cities and states, this part of the country wasn't even on my radar. Yet, the closer we got to departure, and after ... read more

Hyatt Place Los Angeles – LAX El Segundo


Earlier this month I stayed at the Hyatt Place Los Angeles while in the city on business. Located 2 miles from the LAX airport, the Hyatt Place Los Angeles is the ideal hotel for layovers, those on business or travellers who want to have easy access to attractions and businesses in both El Segundo and Los Angeles. When staying at Hyatt Place Los Angeles, there is a free shuttle from the airport ... read more

Fremont Street Las Vegas


Fremont Street was at the top of my list of must-sees while in Las Vegas, after all it's where Vegas first began. If you think that The Strip has sights, Fremont Street is has even more neon lights and action at every turn. This street is considered the downtown of Las Vegas, the old part of Las Vegas which is kinda cool yet more seedy that the trendy and polished Strip. As you'd expect, there's bars and ... read more

Best Campsites in Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks that we have in the US. Around every turn is another view that literally takes your breath away. You can drive the Road to the Sun once it opens in July and see dozens of waterfalls, and then wildflowers bloom throughout the rest of the summer. You can camp in one of the established campsites or grab a pass to do some seriously awesome backpacking ... read more

The Whole Dam Tour

  We landed in Las Vegas in the early AM, knowing that check-in wasn't until later afternoon. As much as we wanted to concentrate on seeing the strip for first trip to sin city, we also didn't want to miss the chance to see Vegas beyond the strip. So, our early arrival was a perfect excuse to meet up with a friend whom lived in the city, to do a little sightseeing. Our first stop was to see the famed Hoover ... read more

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  What a better way to see Las Vegas for the first time than a spontaneous decision to attend a concert! Really, it must have been one of the most bizarre things I've ever done, all in the name of seeing one of my favorite bands. Calling hubby, "So, I kinda bought us tickets to see Of Monsters And Men ... in Vegas. Guess we're going to Vegas!" I clicked that purchase button without even thinking about ... read more

Fisherman’s Wharf, Family Travel to San Francisco

Fishermans Wharf San Francisco My Organized Chaos

During our Disney Wonder cruise down the West coast, the ship docked right beside Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf, the perfect place for families to sightsee while in San Francisco. Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to Pier 39, which I included in my San Francisco for family travel post, yet The Wharf and surrounding area offer so much, so it needed it's own post! Note that it's a busy location, so expect tons of ... read more

Family Friendly Attractions in San Francisco

cable car fishermans wharf san francisco

Looking for Family Friendly Attractions in San Francisco? Last Fall my family embarked on a Disney Wonder Cruise, with a two-day stop in San Francisco as we made our way down the West coast. First of all, when docking from a cruise ship in San Francisco, you really are in one sweet spot. There's so much to see in the immediate area, but other family-friendly attractions are only a shot cab {or trolley ride} ... read more

Magic Behind Secret of the Wings; Disney Toon Studios


I had the opportunity to go to Disney Toon Studios and see all the behind the scenes action for Secret of the Wings, a quite the incredible experience. Magic, hard work, and dusted with a very creative and determined team forms this film. Want a sneak peek for yourself? Ritsuko Notani was a friendly and familiar face to see at the studios, I first met Ritsuko when I attended a press trip for Tinker Bell and the Great ... read more

How to Tell Your Kids ‘You’re Going to Disneyland!’


My family and I just got back from a magical adventure aboard the Disney Wonder which included a trip to Disneyland. One of the first things hubby and I wondered after getting that jaw-dropping invite was, "How do we tell the kids?". After all, I'm not the type of person to casually break news like this over breakfast cereal. I like to do things big, especially for something this big, just like when we told the kids ... read more

Disney Animation Research Library, ‘The Vault’


During my time in Los Angeles last month for #DisneyInHomeBloggers, I had a complete OMG moment. While press trips and other behind-the-scenes tours that I attend, leave me with that 'wow' feeling {completely fortunate that I have these moments, btw}, there was one particular tour that was nothing short of amazing. Literally, my mouth dropped and I don't think it shut the entire time. Let me take you through a top ... read more

The London West Hollywood in Los Angeles


Sitting on the terrace, overlooking the city of Los Angeles. It's barely after 6am and already the city comes to live. Or does it ever sleep? I'm at The London West Hollywood in Los Angeles I just got back from LA, for the #DisneyInHomeBloggers Event, staying at chic and modern, The London West Hollywood. I recall leaning on the iron terrace while there, and spotted a couch pillow on the rooftop adjacent. It looked ... read more